A group of good Samaritans helped rescue a distressed lobster diver Saturday evening.
At around 5:30 p.m., Santa Barbara City Fire Department personnel responded to 9-1-1 calls for an ocean diver in distress near Thousand Steps Beach.
The lobster diver had became tangled in kelp while ascending.
Bystanders Henry Oh, Chris Orth, and Kyle Sieglein swam out from the shore and assisted. An unidentified paddle boarder also made his way over and assisted.
City Fire Rescue Swimmer Firefighter Michael Billgren swam out and secured 24-year-old Correll Rambo, his gear, and safely brought the diver to shore.